Beet THAT!

I'm intrigued by 'wrong' coloured foods! I love black spaghetti and I will always choose my ice cream by the colour, "I'll have the bright green one please!"...

The following is a great dinner party dish, the colour is very impressive and beetroot lovers will thank you for months!! Beetroot is the veg a la mode in this house, I've been using it ALOT, perhaps too much, Bill? It is delicious though so I'll throw a few more beetroot recipes your way before I abandon it!! 

Beetroot Risotto
You'll need
Olive oil
500gms risotto rice
1 large glass of red wine
1 pk of cooked beetroot in juice
1 clove of garlic, crushed
500mls chicken/vegetable stock
100gms grated parmesan
A knob of butter
100gms soft goats cheese
Handful of rocket
Chopped walnuts

Fry the rice with the garlic in oil until becoming translucent around the edges.  Add the wine and the juice from the beetroot.  Cook off the liquids and then add the stock, in dribs and drabs until the rice is cooked.  If the stock runs out use hot water. 

When the rice is cooked, chop the beetroot and add, stirring through to get as much dye on the rice as you can and then add the butter and parmesan.  Stir through.  Serve sprinkled with the rocket, walnuts and goats cheese.



Ciara Brehony said...

Oh yes. It was. Delicious.

And all the more so because someone else cooked it!

Emily said...

Yum! I've only made risotto once and it was beetroot risotto for valentines Day.

Mel said...

I'm starved now! Am certain to make this soon! Looks and sounds delish!

Beets are awesome; their tops (greens) are especially good for your blood! Go figure... ;) I cook them as I would chard.

I'm Wide Awake now... because of your suggestion. Only just now, so you know... my fingertips are tingling to click back!



SJ said...

do you find it hard to find beetroots ? i do! bought five the last time i saw them .. supermarkets only seem to have the cooked/vacuum packed varieties ..

AMI said...

Circe - OH OH! Gotta love those Unicorns!

Sarah-Jane - The vaccuum pack of beetroot is what I use for this recipe! It really is the easiest way - and tastes great! You also get juice in there to mix with the stock and wine so its a win win!

Mel said...


This is like mainlining... :p


word verification: pheasto

AMI said...

Tee hee...You need a little cool down period, I think...!!

*hands Circe a cookie*

Mel said...

Truer words were never spoken! (I assume) - full context on my blog!

Don't know if you'll get this, or if you and Ladybird and crew are off to the country too? I haven't time to read posts now... I must-- keep-- reading!

w.v. = flaille. Just as I'm doing now without my fix. ;) It's bad, real bad.

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The Expatresse said...

I never thought to make risotto. This is basically my Beet Salad: I roast and peel the beets. Dice. Toss in a bowl with olive oil, good balsamic vinegar, and add either crumbled goat cheese and toasted pine nuts or bleu cheese and toasted walnuts. I serve with arugula (rocket), too.

My blog has beets in it too:

Nishant said...

It was. Delicious.
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